Autodesk has acquired Qontext, a social collaboration platform to accelerate Autodesk’s ongoing move to the cloud and expansion of social capabilities in the Autodesk 360 cloud-based service. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Launched by Pramati founder Jay Pullur in 2010, Qontext offers simple and powerful toolset for communicating, sharing, and collaborating from inside common business applications, i.e. Twitter++ for enterprises.
Qontext creates contextual conversations with colleagues, partners, and even invited guests from other organizations. These conversations can be effortlessly recalled at all contextually relevant places at any time.
Autodesk intends to use the Qontext technology to add new social capabilities to Autodesk 360, a cloud-based platform that offers users the ability to store, search, and view critical design data improving the way they design, visualize, simulate and share work with others at anytime and from anywhere.
Post acquisition, Qontext isn’t accepting new customers though existing customers can access their Qontext using the community URL.